Problem 27P

(II) What is the likely identity of a metal (see Table 10-1) if a sample has a mass of 63.5 g when measured in air and an apparent mass of 55.4 g when submerged in water?

Solution 22P:

We are trying to find the density of the metal by submerging it completely in water.

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Concept:

Density of a body is defined as the ratio of the mass of the body to its volume Mathematically,

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Archimedes Principle: Volume of water displaced by the body, is equal to the volume of the immersed part of the body in water.